Thursday, December 12, 2019

That's Entertainment — Knives Out

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.
I like the review from DarwinCatholic (go there and read it all):
The short review: yes, you absolutely must see this, especially if you are fan of Agatha Christie, big house mysteries, fantastic set decor, southern accents, Chekhov's gun, crazy families, donut holes, and whodunits that keep you guessing until the end.
I was delighted to see that, a la Agatha Christie, there is an underlying moral grounding to the story. There's also a less underlying social message, which is nonetheless worked in without being too over the top. It is what makes the story feel modern and fresh despite being heavily grounded in the rich family whose patriarch was murdered genre. So it feels old and new, the actors are all obviously having a grand time, the mystery is told in an interesting way that keeps you guessing throughout and it is pure entertainment.

Don't miss it.

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